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[AfriNIC-rpd] IPv6 Allocations for Non-Profit Networks

Mark Elkins mje at
Fri Nov 27 11:39:48 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-11-26 at 11:44 +0000, Graham Beneke wrote:
> I would like to propose the following criteria for qualification as a 
> non-profit network relating to the above policy proposal.
> ---------------------------
> A non-profit network is a network organized and operated by a volunteer 
> group. This group must be operating as or under the fiscal support of a 
> non-profit organization for the purpose of providing free or low cost 
> services to a local community. The organization must be able to certify 
> to AfriNIC that it's network staff are 100% volunteer. AfriNIC may at 
> its own discretion request additional documentation from applicants 
> detailing their non-profit status under local legal frameworks.

Because of the ability of AfriNIC to ask for more info - I'd approve
this proposal. We can always reshape the policy to make it fit better in
future sessions as we learn of its weaknesses.

There really needs to be a reasonable solution for this - and its
happening (sort of similar) in Arin....

> ---------------------------
> Feedback would be appreciated so that we can have a constructive 
> discussions during tomorrows policy session in Dakar.
> At 01:08 03-09-2009, Graham Beneke wrote:
>  >------------------------------------------------------
>  >A community network is any network organized and operated by a
>  >volunteer group operating as or under the fiscal support of a
>  >non-profit organization or university for the purpose of providing
>  >free or low-cost connectivity to the residents of their local
>  >service area. To be treated as a community network under ARIN
>  >policy, the applicant must certify to ARIN that the community
>  >network staff is 100% volunteers.
>  >------------------------------------------------------
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